The Unite union say they are concerned about the future production of Colman's Mustard in Norwich after Britvic's decision to close it's drinks business on the same site resulting in more than 240 job losses.
The production of its Robinsons and Fruit Shoot brands at the site, which is co-owned with Unilever, will be transferred to east London, Leeds and Rugby. The plant will close by the end of 2019.
Now Unilever who own Colman's could be pulling out of the city as well ending more than 200 years of mustard production in Norwich.
Unite national officer Rhys McCarthy said:
The sad news that Britvic is closing its operations in Norwich also has an impact on Unilever workers who the share the same site.
This is very painful news for our members and their families at Britvic and we will be giving the maximum support to our members at what is a very difficult time in the days and weeks ahead.
Unilever has today announced a review of the whole site to be concluded by the end of November. Everything is up for review including expanding its operations, selling part of the site and, more worryingly, closure.
The whole of Norfolk needs to come together to fight for the future of Colman’s Mustard that is so identified with the city of Norwich.
The owner's of Colman's Mustard are reviewing the future of their production site in Norwich.
Soft drink maker Britvic has announced plans to close its Norwich factory with the loss of 242 jobs in the city